Imphal, Sept 19,
Assam Rifles Ex-servicemen Mega Pension Adalat for the Ex-servicemen of Manipur was conducted under the aegis of IGAR (South) at Haflong Hall, Mantripukhri, Imphal, yesterday. The event elicited participation from more than 500 Assam Rifles Ex-servicemen including World War II veterans, widows and their dependants from all the districts of the State. The aim of the pension adalat was to address the pension related grievances and also strengthen bonds and acknowledge the contribution of veterans made for the country during the prime of their lives.
The occasion was graced by Brig Amit Kabthiyal, SM, Commander, 9 Sector Assam Rifles as the Chief Guest along with other Assam Rifles officials. Speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest exhorted the State Government Departments, Banks and other civil agencies to render maximum support to the veterans who had dedicated their lives to protect the nation.
A team of officials from HQ DG Assam Rifles, Shillong resolved more than 350 grievances during the pension adalat and Pension Revision Orders to the effect were distributed. In addition a number of stalls were also setup to provide various facilities including CSD, medical assistance, banking, Aadhaar and PAN Card Registration etc. The event was followed by lunch for all participants. The band of Assam Rifles which was in attendance certainly brought back the memories of old times. The Ex-servicemen, widow and their dependants thanked HQ IGAR (South) for organising the event.
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